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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.



Burges Salmon adds six partners in all-male promotions round

Burges Salmon has promoted six to partner in an all-male promotions and has made a lateral hire from Clifford Chance, bringing its total partner figures up to 81. The firm has promoted across its practice areas, with one apiece in construction and engineering, corporate finance, pensions, real estate, disputes and litigation, and energy and utilities. Of […]

11 Stone Buildings instructed in Lloyds Bank bond redemption dispute

Jeremy Cousins QC and Max Mallin of 11 Stone Buildings have been instructed to prepare submissions for various bondholders who are resisting an early redemption of part of a multi-billion pound bond issue by affiliates of Lloyds Banking Group in 2009. The High Court is expected to rule on the dispute, which turns upon whether there […]


Bredin Prat, Darrois and Wachtell lead XPO Logistics’ deal with Norbert Dentressangle

Bredin Prat, Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz have picked up top roles in XPO Logistics’ €3.24bn acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle, with both French firms winning new clients in the process. The team is being led by Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier partners Bertrand Cardi, Olivier Huyghues Despointes and Forrest Alogna, along with […]

Baker & McKenzie member firm advises CIMB Investment Bank and Maybank Investment Bank

Wong & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International in Malaysia, advised CIMB Investment Bank Berhad and Maybank Investment Bank Berhad on a 20-year Commodity Murabahah term financing amounting to RM3.2bn, meant to partially fund a proposed mixed commercial development in Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). This is one of the largest Islamic […]

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BLP names Andrew Hockley as head of competition group

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has announced that Andrew Hockley will take over from David Harrison as the head of the firm’s antitrust and competition group from 1 May Hockley has worked for the firm in its competition practice since 2010. Previous to this he acted as competition counsel at BP. David Harrison will remain a […]

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